Trail Report

Wednesday February 17, 2021 6:54AM

Very Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings

GREAT TRAIL RIDING CONDITIONS CONTINUE!

We received a few inches of fresh Lake Effect Snow again yesterday. Operators reported excellent grooming conditions which continue to make for great trail riding. Trails are in overall Very Good Riding conditions across our trail system. Trail 419 grooming partially resumed with the Big JD 6175 grooming the East side. The JD 7130 is still down so other machines will be stepping in to cover 419 West. Thank you to Anthony and his buddies for putting up 200 feet of fence on the East section of Trail 419. Please respect residential property owners and STAY ON THE TRAIL, No Snowmobile Signs mean just that. Please DO NOT run the Powerlines off of Trail 419. Our Team of volunteer Groomer Operators will continue to do their best to keep trails flat so; Get out and ENJOY the Trails Ride Safe and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from 7 miles North of Shingleton West to Trail 417, Trail 7 North from Christmas South to CR440, Trail 418, 419 East, 422 & Wetmore Spur (reference map below for trail locations)

24 hour Forecast: Sunny, 20º F, Winds W 5 mph
Currently: Clear, -5º F, Winds S 8 mph

Photos: Trails 419 and 7 South (cover: Trail 7 South)

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IMPORTANT National Forest Closure Notice!

- STAY ON GROOMED TRAILS in the Stevens Lake F-16 crash site area. These are Trails 7 to the North and East, Trail 2 to the South and Trail 411 to the West. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. Notice from the National Forest important for those who venture off-trail: "Just a heads up to remind riders to stay on trails especially around or near the crash site they can be fined or imprisoned if caught inside perimeter thanks" (Order and Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/16/2021

8 West - Chatham

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/16/2021

7 South - CR440

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/16/2021

Just south of Doe Lake Road there is a large depression from underlying trail conditions. Keep the speed down and ride with caution in that area.

7 North - Christmas

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base, some icy corners closer to Christmas. Groomed 2/16/2021

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a fair base, some icy corners. Watch for possible narrow section of trail near H-13 / M-28 intersection due to adjacent plowed parking lot. Groomed 2/16/2021

STAY ON TRAIL! DO NOT run powerlines. We have been fielding phone calls about trespassing. This is private property and we do not want to lose our trail.

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a decent base, some icy corners. Groomed 2/14/2021

Watch for small water holes developing from springs in trail closer to Munising.

418 - Au Train

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base, thinner along Lake Superior near Au Train,. Groomed 2/16/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/15/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 2/16/2021

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS Though we have more snow vehicles still try traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for stuck vehicles or possible trail damage once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/16/2021

8 North - Shingleton

Very Good

A few inches of fresh snow, fairly flat with a good base. Groomed 2/16/2021

Trail Reports

February 2021